President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced plans by the government to undertake a rewiring exercise of all markets in the Greater Accra Region.
The President says this will be one of the surest ways to address the perennial fire outbreaks in markets in the city.
The President was speaking during a visit to the Odawna market yesterday after fire razed the entire Pedestrians Shopping Mall.
“A decision has been made to rewire all the markets in Accra. And obviously, this is just the beginning. We will keep the people informed about the steps the government is taking. It [fire incident] is a big tragedy.”
Fire razed the Odawna market near the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange in Accra on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.
This incident according to eyewitnesses began around 1 am.
There were no casualties beyond the destruction of traders’ wares and shops.
Investigators are yet to ascertain the cause of the incident.
Several fire incidents have been recorded in this same market place in the past.
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